Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 2, 1960 · Page 40
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 40

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 2, 1960
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE ud LOGANSPORT \PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA VaUHB FOLKS f Fun of All Kinds - Fuultt—Storm- Things to Do—Ptfi Indians Relished Chuckwalla An 18-inch-long.. lizard ol Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Southern .California is important because it served for .food for the Shoshones and other desert Indians. They prized it as we do beef. The chuckwalla in some ways looks like a pocket-size dinosaur. It has a narrow head, beady eyes, huge mouth; heavy jowls, wide belly, short,"stumpy tail and thick, baggy hide. It lives among rocks and often is the color of its surroundings. It may be black, purple or dull, rusty brown. The color of the tall most likely will differ from the rest of the body. It may be lighter and ringed with broad, black bands. • The chuckwalla feeds upon the flowers of desert plants. Some writers say that it prefers yellow and blue blossoms. Its second .choice is red and pink ones. It will eat the buds or green leaves and stems when there are no flowers. The Indians would find it perched upon a rock ledge Chuckwalla basking in the sun. they would creep upon it and slap a hand down'upon it. It sometimes would wriggle from-.under the cupped hand. It would lift its body from the surface of the rock and in a half-Twaddle, half-run make for the nearest rock crack. It would dig its head In and squeeze through to safety. , It would then puff its-loose «kin full of air until it became smooth, and rounded. This made It larger thaa when lit entered the crack. It was almost impossible to grab it by the tail and work it up • through the crack. . " Things Are In This Zoo In Africa there, it a mo where the animals are free to roam anywhere and the people are kept indoors. These zoos are immense game preserve* where the animals are protected by strict laws^and travelers visiting the zoos must drive through in ears. In the center of the zoo Is a building where scientists may live and study. Within just one of these zoos »re mountain forest*, tropical forest* and grassy plains and rivers. On a short rid* you e»n aee dozen* of . different wild animals. Elephant*, lions, hippopotamuses, antelope* and .cobra* can all be. seen living in their wild home*.' Usually the animals par little attention to the c»r»,that travel the jungle road* or crow the •rawy plains, but; visitor* are advised to stay in their ears for their own protection. IT By Francis Gorman Xiner The sun plays hidt-and-seek with me! • He is an awful tease; No matter if I stand beneath The biggest of the -trees, ' Old sun .poke* golden fingers down Through leaves and branches, .too, And touches me as if to say: "You're 'IT now — I found 'My Most Important Childhood Lesson" Account Book Was Correct, But She Spent It on Herself . This article is one of a series b"i/ the nation's leaders in which they tell the most important lesson that thaped their lives. BY FRANCES P. BOLTO^t Congresswoman From Ohio My father was a very stern allowance—10 cent* a week— and given a little red patent leather account book. At the end of the first week I man, with piercing blue eyes toofc my book ^ him _ ^^ and a then fashionable mous- troubled because, of the angle tache. We children always knew O f the moustache! . when there was trouble aheafl,, He looked my ^oun^over, as then the moustache drooped! handed it back to^me without I had been started off on an a smilB) and , sa i d) "Yes, that is quite accurate"," ; I then asked, "But what is wrong with it? You are not pleased." Hi* reply was, "Toil are right, my Dear, I am not pleased, because you have spent all of the ID cents on yourself. You have not thought of anyone else. But It IS accurate." I went off to my room, closed- Rep. Frances P. Bolton the door, and wept bitterly, and Frances Botton of OHto has been a.loner-time member of the I think I have never forgotten U.S. House of Representatives. Here, she admires tome African the lesson. sculpture which she brought back from a trip to tftot continent. Let's Take a Trip Deep Inside Iron Mountain Going into a mine sounds like a scary experience, but Iron Mountain, Michigan, is not scary at all.. It is a tunnel half a mile into the side of a mountain. It is wet and dirty so the guide gives you a raincoat and helmet. Inside the lighted, tunnel COLUMN a. narrow, railroad track for small cars called "donkey cars". They carry the iron out of the mine. The'.tracks run slightly downhill; toward' the entrance. This helps the heavily loaded cars to roll : It would be easy to get lost because the tunnel curve* and branches/ There are 10 more" layers below and three above. It is like a 14-story building. The Iron that men started digging nearly 100 years ago Is gone now. Then they had no machinery and could dig only six feet a, day. They used only candles for light. Now mining is done by electricity. ' <At the end of the tunnels is a huge room. It is over twice as big as a football field. The ceiling is a great dome high over your head. A faint streak ;of light shows where fresh air comes down a shaft from far above. This was once all solid rock but was taken out 'chunk by chunk in the donkey cars to be shipped away. Many things you use every day have come from iron— parts of your telephone come from'iron. The toaster on your breakfast table has iron in it. Much of'the automobile yon 1. PUNCH 5 '••• HOLES INI A SMALL CAN LIKE THIS... 2.NOTCH ASTICK ABOUT NOTCHES ARETHESAME DISTANCE THE HOLES 3. FASTEN CANTO .STICK WITH WIRE OR STRING 4.THREAD A HEAVY NnON THREAD OR STRING THROWrH A SMALLSPONGE JtUMeRBAU. AND TIE STRING TO CAN. OP STRING; TO SHORT PI ECEA OF TOOTHPICK TOHOLDITIN PLACE U TOSS THE BALL IN THE AIR ANDTRY 70 CATCH IT IN THE CAN ride in Is made from iron. The first things known to be made of iron were beads which were worn by Egyptians R.OOO years ago. * - ' It seems a short walk back to the entrance. The mine has been so cool and fresh that the summer day strikes your face like a blanket. You quickly shed raincoat and helmet and are^glad you live in'the outside world of trees and sunshine. —Louise C. Powers After Supper Drop a Line To a Pen Pal Steven Canipe,. Route 1, Lin. colnton, N.C. Age: 15. Virginia Zillmer, 314 S. Washington, Waukesha, Wis. Age: 14. Bobby Erwin, Route 1, Brasher, Mo.'Age:"?. Dorothy Patrick, 13? W. Canada, San Ciemente, Calif. Age: 9. Bobby Jones, 213 Court St., Chickasaw, Ala. Age: 11: Angela Quarie, 208 ; Central Ave., N. Biloxi, Miss^ Age: 7. Mary Jane Aleera, P. O. Box 533, Naalehu, Kau, Hawaii. Age: 13. . Jose TrevitOj 812 .Farragut St.,' Laredo, Texas. Age: 10. • Carol Rockwell, Box 73,. Strat' ford,;NlY. ; -Age: 16> v:'-.-.. '' • V Susan Polivka, ^2 S. Main St., Dplgeville, N.Y. Age: 10; Glenda 4 Jancne Weaver, Box .144,. Connelly Springs, N.C; Age: K Lynn 'Schramm, 124 Clemm'er Ave., Akron 13, Ohio. Age: 12; Sharon O'Brien, 3975 Fishcreek •Hd., .Stow; Ohio. Age: 11. Georgianna O'Brien, 3975 Fish- creek Rd., Stow, Ohio. Age: 12. Mary Ann Koehler, 20-AKayes Ct., Superior, Wis. Age: 13.' Donna Snoke, R. D. fl, Chambersburg, Fa. Age: 12. Leeann Shaffer, 575 Palisades Dr, Akron 3, Ohio. Age:11. Brain Teaser Certain numbers are always used in certain phrases—for instances .we say "one at a time." Can you supply the-numbers missing from each blank below? 1. day's wonder 2. the -— — wonders of the world ». kill ^— birds with stone ••<.- — of —— and half-a- dozen of the other 5. league boot* 8. to . 7. cheer* 8. on all * 9. —— score years and — 10. —•nd the same 'i IT foi :qt 's 01 '» -L 'S l 9 > -rim -s -L -z :J -no* M«P ( 'I :SHXM.SNV J9 Visiting Mrs. Polk: MRS. POLK REBUS • Use the words and pictures correctly to find what Puzzle Pete has hidden here. As clues, they are Mrs. Folk's maiden name, her last name, the name of her husband and what she did as first lady. • CROSSWORD , Cartoonist Cal put Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle on the silhouette of Mrs. Folk's head to make it look nice: ACROSS 1 Sarah was the ~ James Polk 5 Social insects 6 Lohengrin's bride ' 9 Optimistic DOWN 1 Common drink 2 Within 3 Foot (ab.) ' • 4 Literary composition 7 Behold! 8 Steamship (ab.) MIX-OTS Rearrange the letters in.each strange line to find the site of Mrs. Folk's father's plantation, her religion and something about her family:. BROOM REFUSER SHOT TIMED • ' LORD EN INCH DIAMOND Mrs. Folk's father was a wealthy PLANTER, which provides Puzzle Pete with a center for his word- diamond. The second word is "a malt/ drink"; third "wolfhounds" ;,fifth "penetrate" . and sixth "an Indian weight." Can you complete the diamond from the given clues? P L : A PLANTER T E R SCRAMBLED SENTENCE Help Puzzle Pete out by rearranging the words in his sentence so they will make sense: Children educated Moravi- ans, the Folk Sarah by was RELAT GAME Divide the players into two teams. Give the first player of each team two pieces of cardboard about eight by ten inches. The player steps on one piece of cardboard with the left foot and places the other piece as far ahead as it can easily be stepped on with the right foot. Standing on the right foot, the player picks up the cardboard from, under the left foot and advances it ahead of the right foot. The object of the game is to walk across the room and back, stepping on the cardboard all the way. In other words the players lay their own stepping stone* as they walk along. , Thie game is very funny and exciting as a relay, The team finishing first is of course the winner. Almost a century has passed since the settlers north of Texas l >Big Bend National Park Srst reported a mysterious light. It glittered like'a weird eye from ah isolated peak in the Chinati- Mountains. Time has not dimmed its brilliance; travelers along U.S. Highway 90, between .Alpine and ' Marfa, can still see it plainly most any night. Strangely enough, no one even now knows what it is, where it originates, or why it shines. Countless persons have searched for this ghost light without success. When it is approached from the air or across the searing floor of the desert, it suddenly vanishes.. At night the ' strange light twinkles in the distance like a star that has-come to rest on the .mountain-, slope. An Indian legend has it that it-is. a campfire • kindled by- an .ancient Time Marches On Time isn't lazy It hurries along; It's schedule is perfect, And .never' wrong. Wasting a day Will not halt a chime- No clock is made That can ever change time. By Kay Canuner NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN HEM1- SPHCRES,,, ALONG WITH FUUMRS, THEY MAKE UP THE OWXR. KNOWN A6*TlJK-NQSeD SWIMMERS* 2 IHEIftRXXJOON- . SSTSOPOICVREFU5* AND 6MALU MARINE LIFC PICKED UP FROM UATJIB KPpa.TEOjN A3U(^ 3B«W....... PARTLY oicsedreo FROM PEDALS TO PROPELLERS Airplane Grew From Bikes Ghost Light of North Texas Still Puzzles After Century NEVERARE FOUND INLAND OW to move, the vein would have to be a large exposed lode which would most certainly have been discovered long before now. Others think that luminous gas, similar to the kind known as "swamp gas x ," might be responsible. * Everyone knows about the Wright brothers, and their first airplane flight. But did you know that their daring invention began with bicycles? Their first plane flight was on December 17, 1903. At the time, they had "been making bikes for almost 10 years in their small shop at Dayton, Ohio. They read account* of glider nlrhU by Otto Lllienth.l. a German aviation engineer who studied flight of birds and boltt gliders. He showed the advantage* of curved surfaces over flat one* for wings'. Lilienthal's discoveries thrilled Orville and Wilbur. Wright. They read everything they could find about aviation. But they depended upon their bicycle business for their livelihood until a year after their successful flight. Their bicycle shop served a* the place for the making of their first aircraft. They began by improving model gliders. They tried out their models with air current* in a homemade wind tunnel. They decided in 1900 that they needed strong, steady air Some, believe that the light currents. They asked advice of . . . . ......... .1* a mirage. It's true that in- the U ' S ' Weather Bureau - » Apache ghost condemned to verse ml i ages re ' quire , special .uggested Kitty Hawk, N.C. The winds there blow strongly and roam the high mountain trails forever.' ' ; - , ' ' It i* pale compared with the light of a star and. often appear* a* a double light. And one minute it can be a tiny, almost invisible sparkle, the next a vivid splash brighter than any automobile headlight. At other time*, there is no light at all. One explanation is that the light is a reflection of the moon from an. undiscovered mica vein. But to allow a reflection type of stratified air such as abounds in the Chinatis. It Is also true that mirage* are reflections of distant artificial lights. And 169 yean ago the brirhtest light in this part of America was a kerosene lantern. Some day, perhaps, someone will unravel the mystery..; But ** - one ^^ at least ' the Chmatl Mountain, have --««»rded their secret well. —H. N. Ferguson steadily from the north. They moved their camp in 1901 to a nearby sandy field next to Kill Devil Hill. They launched gliders from the slope* o( the bill during lt»2 and 1903. They built a biplane in 1903. They called it the Kitty Hawk after the place where they were carrying on their experiments. They flew the Kitty Hawk on December 17, the first successful flight in a man-carrying ,airplane powered by a motor. first flight of the Wriflht brothers' plane at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Great for Scribblers Lead Pencils Aren't Lead; Not Really Pencils, Either Collecting pencils is fun.' You 1 can save hundreds of them., One of the most famous collectors is Edward C. Schmidt of Los Angeles, Calif. He counts his collection by the thousands. A sign reads, "Do you have any pencils .that would like a happy home?" Mr. Schmidt aald that the secret of building up a pencil collection is to ask everyone for one. He does. Most ire (lad to five one for a collection. The most surprising thing about the lead pencil is that actually it is not; lead at all. Neither is it truly a pencil. The lead is really graphite. The word "pencil" is from-the Latin penicillum, which mean's "a little tail." The first pencils were fine brushes of hair or bristles. . There J**a pencil for every pvrpoae. The pencil Industry now makes 17* di^rent type* In more than 71 different color* and in IS degree* of hmrdnesi. Some write clearly on glass, plastic, home freezer packages and other slippery surface*. Surgeons use a special pencil for outlining the operation area on 'the human body. Packing plants use another type to write on aides of beef the kind of beef it is. — Weldon Woodson RY SEVERE STORMS- Rules for Klter* Try never to badly split an infinitive. Don't never use a double negative; Don't end sentences with prepositions like the word with. Don't use ain't, it ain't good (rammer. Puzzle Answers -npa' Isaurer -ITO =snaaH My Umbrella Bj France* Gorman Riuer Most of the time my umbrella Looks hungry, lean and old; •Its ribs stick out like little bones Between each droopy fold. But you should see my umbrella Grow big and young and gay When."I take it out walking OB A drippy, droppy day! Have You Ever? By Miriam J. Harris Save you ever climbed up A mountain so high That you almost felt You could touch the sky? lave you ever been riding On a merry-go-round And almost forgotten What it's like oa the ground? Save you ever been flying In a fast-moving plane And thought it was fun To look DOWN at the rain? 3ave you ever done anything So strange and so new That you felt very different And not REALLY like yo»? Pencil Magic Ask a friend to write down the number of his birth month and multiply it by two. Have him add five and multiply that answer by 50. Now have him add his age to this .sum and then subtract 365. Ask him for his answer. Now use your paper and pencil. Add 115 to the number he gives you. The two figures to the right will tell you his age and the left hand figures tell the number of his birth month. It's fun, it's like magic and it works every time. Try it for laughs and fun. An example. Joe's birth month is* July, bis birth date the 19th. July is the seventh month. - • 1. Seven times 2 equals 14,' plus 5 equals 19, times 50 equals 950. 2. Add Joe's age which is 15 and you have 965. Subtract 385 equals 600. J. Here's where you do your figuring—600 plus 115 equals 715. 4. To the right is his age, 15, to the left his birth month, th* seventh month!

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